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Vandalism in Chandigarh park: 10 lamp posts uprooted; third such incident in 5 months

A similar incident was reported from another park in Sector 18 in September too.

punjab Updated: Jan 15, 2018 16:02 IST
HT Correspondent
Uprooted lamp posts in a green belt at sector 21 in Chandigarh on Sunday.
Uprooted lamp posts in a green belt at sector 21 in Chandigarh on Sunday. (Karun Sharma/HT)

Miscreants uprooted 10 lamp posts at a park in Sector 21D on Saturday night. Earlier, on December 27 last year, 30 lamp posts were found uprooted and broken at a park in Sector 18D. A similar incident was reported from another park in Sector 18 in September too.

“This is the third such incident in the city in the past five months,” said Baljinder Singh Bittu, chairman of the Federation of Sectors Welfare Association Chandigarh (FOSWAC) and Sector-21 resident. “We suspect miscreants are vandalising public property under the influence of liquor,” he added.

‘Need better police patrolling’

Bittu said the city needs better police patrolling at night. “I have also taken up the matter with the civic body,” he said. Meanwhile, police registered a case against unidentified people.

“We received a complaint from the Sector-21 resident, after which a case was registered,” said Ashwani Kumar, station house officer, Sector 19.

Kuldeep Singh, executive engineer of the electrical wing in the municipal corporation, could not be contacted for comment.